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regional missile-defense. success is something our competitors to close note of and started working very hard to counter out that -- counteract that. i take your point about not wanting to talk to carefully about our capabilities, but you lose some of the deterrent effect of our capabilities if you do not let your adversary no that you can stop of what they are contemplating. -- some of what they are contemplating. it is good for china and russia to know that a volley of nuclear weapons is going to meet with a volley of nuclear weapons coming back at them. that is a very effective the -- deterrent. theyorth korea, thinking might be able to slip one missile through, it is good to telegraph that we are able to knock that. ist: andrew clevenger
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joining us to talk about defense. thank you very much. guest: thank you for having me. host: we take you now to the house representatives. house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., january 29, 2019. i hereby appoint the honorable henry cuellar to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2019, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. all time shall be equally allocated between the parties and in no event shall debate
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continue beyond 11:50 a.m. each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair recognizes the , mr. an from california mcclintock, for five minutes. mr. mcclintock: i believe the president's decision to temporarily resolve the shutdown was a correct one. the democrats' refusal even to discuss a path forward created a crisis in governance. the president had offered many compromises to the democrats. he reduced his funding requests, altered the design, added nearly $1 billion of humanitarian aid, and yet the democrats burned all of these good-faith overtures. when he invited congressional
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democrats to the oval office they didn't go. they were able to vacation to puerto rico with a hundred lobbyists. based on their past behavior, i'm skeptical their position will change over the next three weeks. they tell us there's no crisis. well, the facts speak for themselves. between 16 million and 29 million people are now living illegally in the united states, costing american taxpayers well over $100 billion a year to support. 60,000 more are illegally crossing our border every month. in 2017, illegal aliens murdered 1,800 americans, and violently assaulted 48,000 more. the congressional democrats who oppose the president's wall insist they support border security but they say a wall is a costly and ineffective way to
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stop illegal immigration. well, it's hard to take either of their claims seriously. these same politicians have long advocated for providing a wide range of services for illegal immigrants, ranging from health care and legal counsel to education and housing, all at taxpayer expense. it's hard to believe they want to discourage illegal immigration while me reward those who illegally immigrate. the democrats long ago ceased to call illegal immigration for what it is, illegal. many have gone so far as to advocate abolishing the agencies that defend our borders and enforce our immigration laws. they've enacted sanctuary laws that protect dangerous criminals from deportation. they've opposed mandatory employment verification to hold employers accountable for hiring illegals and they oppose visa tracking of foreign nationals entering our country. well, they tell us the walls are medieval and what we really need are sophisticated cameras. well, we don't want to watch
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them crossing our border. we want to stop them. walls have been used for thousands of years to impede unauthorized entry for one reason. they work. and they still work. when israel built a 143-mile wall to protect its southern border, illegal immigration fell 99%. the cost of building a wall is a fraction of the cost incurred by american citizens every year to support the illegal population already in our country. it doesn't address the whole problem, but a wall would be a tremendous force multiplier for border enforcement agencies. it would protect them from the violent attacks to which they are constantly subjected and allow them to apply their slinder resources more efficiently and -- slender resources more efficiently and effectively. if the democrats oppose serious measures to defend our borders and enforce our laws, i urge the president to use the authority congress granted in
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1976, to reprogram already appropriated but unobligated military construction funds for the defense of our nation. and what is more fundamental to national defense than the security and integrity of our own borders? now, some argue that this would divert money from other defense department projects. well, it's an audiologic that argues defending the iraq -- well, it's an odd logic that argues defending the iraqi border is better. they say it would provoke a protracted legal challenge. isn't that true of any course the president could take? they say leftist activists would misuse that precedent. using this authority would not only build the wall, it would avoid the need to meet any demands to further dilute our immigration laws. if the next three weeks produce the unreasonable demands and intransigence we expect from
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the democratic leadership, i strongly urge the president to use his existing authority. countries that either cannot or will not enforce their borders simply aren't around very long. let that not be america's eptath. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. mcgovern, for five minutes. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, last friday the president finally ended the longest government shutdown in our nation's history. for 35 days, activities at several government agencies halted. the wages of hardworking public servants were being used as bargaining chips to push a mideast solution to which should be a modern discussion how to protect our borders. the president seemed tone deaf. at one point he said he would keep our government shut down for months or even years. and in his speech friday he stunningly said federal workers were encouraging him to continue the shutdown. i'd love to know who he was talking to because that's the opposite of what i was hearing
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from my constituents and federal workers all across this country. there are not much that will work for week, much less those would forgo their paychecks for a stupid campaign promise. nobody should be expected to work for weeks without pay. what he did was disrespectful to our federal workers. if the shutdown continues for a few weeks, programs like snap, w.i.c., child nutrition programs would put families at risk for food insecurity. i heard from one of my constituents. she's sage mom who is disabled and she depends on programs like social security and snap every day to help future food on the table for her two children. she was worried about a lapse in snap funding because for a while now she's been going without meals so that her kids can eat. she's barely able to provide herself -- for herself, but she's making sacrifices that any parent would make to provide for her children. if the president decides to
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shut the government down again in a few weeks, he could provoke a full-blown hunger crisis in this country. low-income families should not have to worry where their next meals come from just because the president wants taxpayers to pay for his wall. government employees might need snap benefits themselves if their pay is cut off again. in the past four weeks, i can for ee how grateful i am the american people who has shown compassion. countless businesses provided free meals for families. i was at the world central country, chefs for feds initiative, where he's feeding federal workers who do not have -- who have not been paid. as of yesterday they still have not been paid. while many families have accepted help, they still took on the expenses that couldn't be recovered. many families went into debt just to keep a roof over their
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heads and food on the table. others took on interest, late fees, penalties, payment deferls and not because they did -- deferrals and not because they did anything wrong. because their president thought he would strong arm government. those showed up for their country. the least we can do is pay them and keep this government running. this administration may not understand why families need resources look food banks but i think the rest of us do. unlike the president we don't have a rich family who can loan us money. unlike the secretary of commerce, wilbur ross, not many have investment fortunes to fall back on. while living paycheck to paycheck is not a reality they understand, it's a reality for families who depend not only on their jobs but also on snap and w.i.c. to survive. government shutdowns and spending gaps have consequences for real american families. they cause confusion, backlogs, delays and discord. it could take months and years for us to fully recover from
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the past 35 days. what's particularly ironic about the shutdown, mr. speaker, is that all of this could have been avoided if the president signed the bipartisan bills we sent him back in december. the president should never again hold the american people hostage to get his way. and i will do all i can to fight against using public servants as bargaining chips. i will do all i can to help protect programs like snap, w.i.c., and child nutrition programs. they need to keep running. three weeks of funding is just a patch on the hunger crisis this country will soon face if we don't pass another comprehensive spending bill. snap, w.i.c., child nutrition programs matter to people's lives. families, children, farmers, food businesses don't deserve this, and there is no time to waste. there is no time like the present. let's end hunger now. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia, mr. loudermilk, for five minutes. thank you -- excuse me -- thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, on january 14,
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2019, at a joint session of the georgia general assembly, that was held on the campus of georgia technological institute in atlanta, georgia, the honorable brian kemp was inaugurated as the 83rd governor of the state of georgia. upon taking the oath of office, brian kemp became the third republican to occupy the governor's mansion since reconstruction. even before taking the oath of office, brian was already making history, receiving more votes than any gubernatorial candidate in state history. as with many of georgia's governors, governor kemp comes from a humble background. he was a small business owner, building his first construction business with a pickup and a shovel. with hard work and personal sacrifice, he grew that business and eventually became one of georgia's successful entrepreneurs responsible for several successful businesses. when brian became frustrated with the mismanagement of state government, he determined that instead of just complaining he would do something about it. he ran for a seat in the state
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senate and in 2003, this young business man from athens was sworn in as a freshman senator from the 46th district. two years after brian took office, i was elected to the state house of representatives and had the honor to work with him on several key legislative initiatives. i could always count on brian, not only to be an ally, but to help perfect legislation as it moved through the state senate. brian was and still is a strong conservative with the ability to reach across the aisle to get things done for georgians. during his time in the senate, brian was instrumental in fighting to cut taxes, fees, mandates on job creators and georg families. in 2008, brian left the state senate and returned to the private sector but his heart never left serving his state and his community. in 2010, governor sonny perdue called on brian to return to public service, pointing him as secretary o state. brian easily won re-election as secretary of state that same year, and remained in that post until he resigned in november,
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2018. as secretary of state, brian wanted to ensure georgia elections were secure, accessible, and fair. in 2016, being a member of this body's committee on homeland security, brian asked me to work with him to ensure that georgia's election data was secure from cyber threats. during his tenure as secretary of state, brian utilized technology and innovation to cut bureaucratic red tape, reduce spending and streamline georgia's government. brian is known around the state as a great businessman, a public servant and a statesman. however, brian will tell you his most important job in life is being a husband and father. he and his wife have three children. they have a strong faith, commitment to public service and a love for their commity, their state and their country. from the backhoe to the board room, brian kemp understands how to successfully create jobs, recruit startups, grow companies and make deals to provide opportunities for hardworking georgians.
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to communicate his commitment to further growing georgia's thriving economy and to ensure all georgians have the opportunity to live, learn, and prosper, governor kemp has made the theme of his governorship, putting georgians first. i believe governor brian kemp will work for all georgians and i look forward to working with him as he leads georgia forward. congratulations, governor kemp, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. ruiz, for five minutes. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize and honor mayor greg pettus, a leader and devoted advocate for our desert communities in california's 36th congressional district who unexpectedly passed away recently on january 15. i had the privilege of working with mayor pettus to fight for
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equality and social justice for the people of the cochella valley. valley. -- coachella mayor pettus, during his decades of service to our communities, mayor pettus never wavered in his advocacy for civil rights, improved transportation and access to health care. as cathedral city's first openly gay public servant and serving councilmember he was a role model. every day he brought his compassion for helping others to call to public service. he helped our valley build a public library, combat drug addiction, and expand affordable housing. . through his leadership and kindness, matty pet tiss will live on in the memory of his brother and friends and
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neighbors and families whose ives he touched. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize supervisor marion arblely on his retirement after more than 35 years of public service. supervisor ashley has served the people of riverside county since 2002 with leadership, integrity, respect, and enthusiasm. he grew up in riverside county, california, and like me, has had the privilege of returning home to serve. to see his positive impact on the cities of banning, beaumont, and others you only need to look around. you'll see medical centers, public parks, wildlife conservation areas, and fire stations that exist thanks to his add vow a cancy. in retirement, i hope supervisor ashley will enjoy spending more time with mary, his wife of more than 60 years, and their six
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children, 19 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. on behalf of communities across riverside county, it is my honor to congratulate supervisor ashley on a well earned retirement. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. thompson, for five minutes. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize a tremendous business burg strong county, specialty foams is a leading producer of pothy urethane foams. recently finishing a 50,000 square foot building expansion. this phase one of a long range facility expansion which will increase production capacity to meet customer demand for the growing lines of specialty
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foams. it will allow them to accommodate the production of several new product lines. state of the art c and c, and fulfillment and shipping areas. in addition to a secure manufacturing area to accommodate the requirements of the consumer technology industry, mr. speaker, berket foams make cushioning materials hat spans several markets. i congratulate paul, president of the company can, on the outstanding business he has built in armstrong county, pennsylvania. when they broke ground on this project, he refuse the ceremonial golden shovel. fired up his exa can vator to take out the first bucket of dirt. clearly he's a man who isn't afraid to roll up sleeves and get to work w this addition the manufacturing area totals more than three acres under one roof,
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making one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the county. phase two of the expansion is expected to begin in 18 months. an additional $35,000 square foot to the facility. with these expansions the company said they expect to hire an additional 30 employees. mr. speaker, this is very welcomed news in armstrong county. where the specialty foams have the lab toring, manufacturing, fabrication, allege sales division are all located at the same facility. it opened operations there in 1999. the mission has been to exceed not meet the standards of the industry and the expectations of its clients. mr. speaker, the ever-expanding product lines and expansion surely note that the special foams is not only living up to its lofty goals but surpassing them. i wholeheartedly congratulate mr. berket on this outstanding achievement and wish him the best as his company continues to
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flourish in armstrong county. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york, mr. delgado, for five minutes. mr. delgado: thank you, mr. speaker. today i rise pleased that the government is reopened and determined to not repeat ourselves in three weeks. poll taken last weekend found that six in 10 americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. and nearly 70% have negative opinions on the state of the nation. these findings are grim. but can anyone in this chamber blame our fellow citizens for their skepticism? the longest shutdown in american history brought fear, confusion, and financial harm on upstate new york and our entire country. $11 billion worth of economic loss, according to the c.b.o. here's what that looked like
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back home in upstate new york. the small business administration stopped processing new loans to potential small business owners. slowing the engine of american enterprise. the f.d.a. stopped routine food safety inspections, putting americans at risk at the their own dinner tables. the department of agriculture stopped administering farm support programs which include subsidized home loans and relief payments putting additional financial stress on farmers in upstate new york already suffering from our nation's ill-conceived trade wars. the department of housing and urban development stopped the processing for housing loans leaving 100,000 rural homeowners at risk of eviction. the e.p.a. expected to cleanup efforts at superfund collusion sites, including in places like mine from poisoned ground water. they stopped returning calls
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from the new york department of environmental conservation. i held two town halls during the shutdown and opened up our phone lines on weekends to remain accessible to those in my district who need an advocate in washington. i heard from constituents after constituent about the negative repercussions of the shutdown. store owners who couldn't accept e.b.t. cards because their snap vendor license expired with no possibility of renewal. i heard from federal employers, 200 of home i am proud to represent in congress, who worried about losing their dental and vision insurance. i met with members of the u.s. coast guard, the only military personnel that went without pay during the shutdown. and i heard from small business owners, more than 27,000 of whom live in my district, about the effect of the shutdown on their bottom lines. all of this for what purpose? from day one i joined my colleagues in vote after a vote to reopen the government on a
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bipartisan basis. it is incumbent on congress to ensure that the government remains open when the current spending packaging expires on february 15. the border wall is a monument to division that according to experts is ineffective and wasteful. holding the government hostage over it was wrong. indeed, not a single member of the house body, democrat or republican, representing a border district, is for the construction of a wall. in discussing the need for improved border security, we must move past fear driven partisan politics that seek only to divide us and paralyze our democratcy. moreover, we can't allow ourselves to fall short of our constitutional obligations as members of congress. let us not forget that our founding fathers began with the legislative body in article 1 of the constitution. this is the one body that represents the will of the people. our work should not be contingent upon the whims and desires of another branch of
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government meant to only execute the laws our body is obliged to legislate. this is not how to preserve our democratic order, anchored in separation of power, and sustained by healthy checks and balances. to be clear, now is not the time to run away from our responsibility as a a co-equal branch of government. democrats and republicans alike need to come together and have evidence-based and transparent debate on the question of border security. have a vote and then send legislation to the president. it shouldn't take a call for a shutdown and threat of another looming one in order to accomplish this. as members of both parties from both houses begin budget negotiations, and a conference committee, i ask that they remember the hardships endured in recent weeks not only by the federal employers -- employees who went without payers in upstate new york, but also by business owners, farmers, and so many others in our region who were harmed because of the ripple effects of the shutdown.
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government must not close again. my district and our country can't afford another shutdown. it is our collective responsibility to ensure we do not find ourselves on february 15 a at the start of yet another shutdown. in short, i urge this body to do as envisioned by our founding fathers, get to work, and do our job. with that i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. bost: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize colonel peter nazamas of bellville. it was recently announced that the colonel will be promoted to brigadier general and will lead the illinois air national guard where he will lead over 3,000 personnel. he commanded air national guard's 126th air refueling wing
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at scott air force base which received outstanding unit award under his guidance. the colonel has commanded merous expeditionary operations and flew over 200 75 combat and combat support hours. he first joined the air national guard in 1986 and has served our state and nation over 30 years. the colonel -- colonel, we know you will serve the state and nation to the best of your ability and congratulations on your new role. mr. speaker, i also rise to bring awareness about coming crisis in our nation's agricultural work force. according to usda, the average age for a farmer is now 358. -- 58. and has been on the rise for over 30 years. our nation faces the shortfall of 700,000 agricultural workers over the next 20 years. how can we reverse this trend? according to the department of labor, 45% of armed service
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members are from rural america. many of our returning heroes struggle to find employment after several -- serving our nation. agriculture is a sensible solution to fill the economic gap for our veterans that they face. that's why i am joined with my friend and colleague on the house agriculture committee, al lawson of florida, to introduce the vets to ag act. our bill streamlines the process for veterans getting apprenticeships in the agricultural industry. despite dysfunction in washington, we're still fighting for bipartisan, commonsense solutions to help our farmers and our veterans. i encourage my colleagues to support this bipartisan effort. mr. speaker, i also rise today to recognize -- in recognition of the human trafficking
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prevention month. human trafficking cases are on the rise nationwide. as the grandfather of 11 hildren, i'm angry about that. my appreciation goes out to members of law enforcement who are on the frontlines combating these crimes and making our communities safer. programs like the department of homeland security blue campaign help combat human trafficking. the program works to make sure if trafficking victims are taken over the border, they are rescued or have a resource that they can turn to for help. these important steps, but there is still so much more work remaining. both parties must work together to do our part in wiping out this evil before it does any more harm. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah, mr. curtis, for five
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minutes. i'm rtis: mr. speaker, pleased to introduce the transparency in student lending act. college education can be a life changing investment, but it can come at a tremendous cost. right now 44 million americans collectively hold $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. the federal government loans 90% of these dollars. however, unlike other lenders, the federal government does not provide students with complete information about the total cost of their loan. leaving borrowers unaware of hidden costs and fees until they re-enter the repayment phase. i have introduced this bill to require complete information be provided to students before they take out a loan. mr. speaker, i represent the youngest congressional district in the united states, and many
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of my constituents are struggling with student debt. with this legislation we can help young people make fully informed financial decisions for their families and their futures. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time i yield to my time. . the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida, mr. diaz-balart, for five minutes. mr. diaz-balart: thank you very much, mr. speaker. today i rise to call on all of those who support freedom and democracy to stand with the long-suffering people of venezuela. you know, we finally reached the tipping point where freedom for the venezuelan people hangs in the balance. on friday president trump recognized the newly elected leader of the assembly, juan guaido, as the interim president of venezuela. shortly afterwards, the vast majority of western hemispheres affirmed their recognition of the guaido government. on january 10, the o.a.s.
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passed a resolution, mr. speaker, that refused to recognize the illegitimate maduro regime and the o.a.s. secretary general expressed his congratulations to mr. guaido as venezuela's legitimate sitting president. now, mr. speaker, it's time to choose to stand with the courageous protesters demanding freedom, many of them bruised and bloodied from the violence perpetrated by the -- on them by the maduro thugs. reports indicate at least 29 have been killed, protesters, just since last week. and the maduro regime holds hundreds of political prisoners. the maduro regime has ruthlessly corrupted venezuela's once democratic institutions, including the supreme court. the u.n. high commission of human rights and others have denounced egregious human ights abuses, extra judicial
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killings, torture. we have seen that the venezuelan people continue -- continue to demand freedom in the face of tear gas, imprisonment and, yes, even bullets. the united states is standing with the venezuelan people, sanctioned 65 of the most corrupt and abusive members of the maduro regime, including maduro himself. congress and the administration are also working to alleviate the grave humanitarian crisis that the maduro regime has caused, providing nearly $100 million in humanitarian aid, humanitarian aid to those venezuelans in third countries, and additional $37 million in development assistance to colombia. earlier this year, my colleague, darren soto, and i worked together to introduce the venezuelan t.p.s. act of 2019 which would provide temporary protective status to venezuelan nationals here in the united states. the situation is way too
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dangerous for them to return now. the humanitarian crisis rivals the grave democratic crisis in venezuela. under venezuela's socialism, its people are suffering skyrocketing inflation, profound des tution and shortages of necessary food and medicine. venezuela, just recently one of the wealthiest country in the world, now they have sunk into poverty. hospitals are abandoned and food and medicine are scarce. mr. speaker, we have entered the time of critical importance. rarely is there such an obvious choice between good and evil, freedom and enslavement, accountable government and tyranny. from venezuela's one last vestige of democracy came a glimmer of hope. from the democratically elected national assembly, a leader emerged who was courageous enough to lead the opposition and face certain persecution. juan guaido stepped up to represent the venezuelan people
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and worked with the international community towards a democratic transition to unite the many voices in the opposition behind a common purpose -- freedom, human rights, and free and fair elections. he has designated discharged affairs. here in the united states carlos veeckio, whose the ship was welcomed by president. already president guaido are seening -- we are seeing cracks dictatorship. and others in the world community who value freedom also must stand with the people of venezuela in their quest for democracy. mr. speaker, the people of eastern europe have not forgotten that we stood with them during those decades -- their struggle against communism for decades. they were victorious and today they are free and they are
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allies. the people of venezuela will lso be victorious. [speaking spanish] mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back, but if the gentleman can provide a translation to the clerk, please. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. fitzpatrick, for five minutes. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize a law enforcement official who was
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recently named police chief of newtown township in bucks county, pennsylvania. earlier this month newtown township's board of supervisors unanimously supported philadelphia police department captain john hern to become the next police chief. john, a north hampton township resident, is a 29-year veteran of the philadelphia police department. he previously served as a lieutenant in that department's highway patrol, helping escort dignitaries including pope francis, former presidents barack obama and george w. bush. throughout his esteemed career, john distinguished himself as an innovative leader. he represented philadelphia when five neighboring counties established protocol in a coordinated response to terrorist threats. he serves as a volunteer with fire companies in montgomery county. mr. speaker, we congratulate john on his new role, and i look forward to working closely with him to keep our bucks ounty family safe.
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mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize members of our law enforcement community who recently joined our bucks ounty family as members of the sulbury township. egan and gina were sworn in by district judge maggie snow as the department's first full-time female officers. officer klejsterman is a graduate of uner dup lynn high school and penn state high school. officer frazetti previously served with the temple university police department. both of these dedicated public servants served as part-time members of the police partment prior to their full instatement. i congratulate them on their promotions and their dedication to keeping all of our families safe in our community.
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their hiring is truly ainspiring moment for the township and for bucks county. i'd also like to thank police chief dominick belisi and manager dennis carney for their eadership. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize a student from bucks county, pennsylvania, who was recently awarded a coveted scholarship to study in the united kingdom. julie, raze dent of upper southampton, was selected to receive a marshall scholarship, one of only 40 recipients out of over 1,000 applicant. julie is a senior at duke university where she is a neuro science and french double major. she's the president of the neuroscience majors union at duke and has conducted clinical and basic pediatric research at
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the children's hospital in philadelphia and duke's children hospital. she's the author of two published articles and has volunteered in paris and in honduras to offer medical assistance to those in need. mr. speaker, julie's resume is too vow luminous to summarize. we're so proud to have her part of our community and we wish her all the best as she per sues her studies at -- pursues her studies at cambridge in london. i look forward to seeing her accomplishments in the years to come. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until noon today. >> you heard the house is in recess until noon when members will begin legislative work on seven suspension bills dealing with homeland security and counterterrorism. votes around 2:15

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